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Ricardo plc provides strategic, technical, and environmental consultancy services; and manufactures high performance products worldwide. The company operates in Technical Consulting and Performance Products segments. It offers technical services for engines development, including after treatment and chemical analysis, simulation and analysis of complex systems and components, calibration, and fuels and lubricants development; driveline and transmission systems; hybrid and electric systems, such as control and electronics; vehicle systems comprising intelligent transportation systems, fuel economy optimization, and vehicle light weighting; technology development; benchmarking, design, and noise vibration and harshness development and optimization; research and technology; and testing. The company also provides strategic consulting services in the areas of corporate and business strategy; cost reduction and operations improvement; marketing, sales, and services; market and economic analysis; market regulation and policy; mergers and acquisitions; problem resolution; research and development management; and e-mobility strategy and implementation to automotive manufacturers, and suppliers in automotive and transportation industries. In addition, it offers design and analysis software products for application in power train development and vehicle integration processes. Further, the company provides environmental consulting services; and complex products and assemblies ranging from engines, transmissions, electric motors and generators, battery packs, and fuel cell systems to clean sheet special vehicle programs. It serves transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organizations, energy companies, financial institutions, and government agencies. Ricardo plc was founded in 1915 and is based in Shoreham-by-Sea, the United Kingdom.

2,075 Employees
Last Reported Date: 09/24/14
Founded in 1915

ricardo plc (RIR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director of...
Total Annual Compensation: 646.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 381.0K GBP
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 332.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ricardo plc (RIR) Key Developments

Ricardo plc Announces Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2014

Ricardo plc announced unaudited consolidated financial results for the six months ended December 31, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenue of £120.5 million against £111.9 million a year ago. Underlying operating profit was £10.6 million against £9.8 million a year ago. Operating profit was £9.5 million against £9.3 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was £9.0 million against £8.8 million a year ago. Profit for the period was £7.4 million or 14 pence per diluted share against £7.2 million or 13.6 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash generated by operating activities was £15.2 million against £10.3 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was £3.0 million against £1.1 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £5.2 million against £2.8 million a year ago. Underlying operating profit was £10.6 million against £9.8 million a year ago. Underlying earnings was £8.3 million or 15.7 per diluted share against £7.6 million or 14.4 per diluted share a year ago.

Ricardo plc Declares Interim Dividend for the Period Ended December 31, 2014, Payable on April 7, 2015

The board of Ricardo plc has declared an increased interim dividend of 4.65 pence per share (December 31, 2013: 4.30 pence) reflecting the continuing progress over the last six months and the confident outlook. The dividend will be paid on April 7, 2015 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on March 20, 2015.

Ricardo Launches KOHLER KDI 3404 Engine

Ricardo announced the launch of the new KOHLER KDI 3404 engine. KOHLER Engines is promoting the new KDI 3404 engine as being unique in a number of respects: for technical innovation, performance, total ownership costs, operational and environmental benefits. Produced in the KOHLER Engines diesel production facility at Reggio Emilia in Italy, the new KDI 3404 4-cylinder engine is available in two models and four power ratings (55.4, 75, 90 and 100 kW, providing peak torque of 375, 475, 480 and 500 Nm respectively). In each case the new engine provides performance that is equivalent to larger displacement engines while delivering impressively low fuel consumption. The KDI 3404 complies with Tier 4 Final Stage IIIB /Stage IV regulations without the use of a diesel particulate filter. For sub 56 kW applications aftertreatment is solely via diesel oxidation catalyst while the higher power versions additionally use selective catalytic reduction. By eliminating the need for a diesel particulate filter, the KDI 3404 provides a compact and cost effective solution extending the engine maintenance intervals and enhancing the productivity of the machines powered by the new eco-friendly engine. Ricardo assisted KOHLER Engines engineers in the development of the new KDI 3404 engine from initial systems specification through design and simulation including use of the Ricardo WAVE performance simulation and VECTIS 3D CFD tools to final calibration and validation testing. Crucially, and in common with the other KDI family and other leading off-highway engines, the new KOHLER KDI 3404 engine benefits from the use of the ultra-clean Ricardo Twin Vortex Combustion System, enabling the engine to achieve the toughest international emissions standards for this class of product, without the need for a diesel particulate filter.


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